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Corsair HX850W Power Supply Review

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A Look Inside The HX850W

We decided to disassemble this power supply to see what it looks like inside, how it is designed, and what components are used. Please read our Anatomy of Switching Power Supplies tutorial to understand how a power supply works and to compare this power supply to others.

This page will be an overview, and then in the following pages we will discuss in detail the quality and ratings of the components used. The first thing that caught our attention was that all capacitors used are Japanese from Chemi-Con and the secondary filtering stage uses some solid capacitors.

Corsair HX850W power supplyFigure 4: Overall look.

Corsair HX850W power supplyFigure 5: Overall look.

Corsair HX850W power supplyFigure 6: Overall look.